Pharmacy Licence

Application for Declaration on Obtaining Entitlement to Pharmacy Ownership Transfer


How to Apply

Time of application: N/A

Application procedures and documents required:

  • Legal person (corporation) as the subject to obtain pharmacy ownership transfer:
  1.  The completed FA-11 Application Form for Declaration on Obtaining Entitlement to ‘Pharmacy’ Ownership Transfer (Notes 1-5);
  2.  Relevant documents required from the subject of pharmacy ownership transfer:
    1.  The original Business Registration Certificate of the legal person issued by the Commerce and Movable Property Registry (Companies registered with the Commerce and Movable Property Registry are exempted from submitting this document.);
    2.  Relevant documents required from its manager(s), administrator(s) or director(s):
      1.  Certified true copy of Macao Resident Identity Card or other identification documents bearing their signature, or present the original of the said identification documents (for verification and certification by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Department under the Health Bureau);
      2.  Original of the Certificate of Criminal Record issued by the Identification Services Bureau (usage of the certificate: obtain licence for engagement in profession or activity relating to pharmaceuticals, can be applied at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI), via self-service kiosks or the DSI website; the Certificate issued by DSI will be delivered to the Health Bureau.);
      3.  Declaration of Absence of Conflict (1).
  • Individual as the subject to obtain pharmacy ownership transfer:
  1.  The completed FA-11 Application Form for Declaration on Obtaining Entitlement to ‘Pharmacy’ Ownership Transfer (Notes 1-5);
  2.  Relevant documents required from the subject of pharmacy ownership transfer:
    1.  Certified true copy of Macao SAR Resident Identity Card, or present the original (for verification and certification by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Department under the Health Bureau);
    2.  Original of the Certificate of Criminal Record issued by the Identification Services Bureau (usage of the certificate: obtain licence for engagement in profession or activity relating to pharmaceuticals, can be applied at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI), via self-service kiosks or the DSI website; the Certificate issued by DSI will be delivered to the Health Bureau.);
    3.  Declaration of Absence of Conflict (1).

Notes:

  1.  According to Paragraph 5 of Article 58 under Decree-Law no. 58/90/M dated 19th September, where the subject to obtain the pharmacy ownership transfer is not a pharmacist, or the company being acquired has no pharmacist among its members, the transfer can only be carried out when technical guidance of the pharmacy is assured.
  2.  According to Paragraph 1 of Article 62 under Decree-Law no. 58/90/M dated 19th September, no deed or contract for the transfer of pharmacy ownership and the assignment of operating rights or of the shares of the pharmacy-owning company shall be concluded, unless the ‘Declaration on Obtaining Entitlement to Pharmacy Ownership Transfer’ issued by the Health Bureau is presented to the notary.
  3.  According to Paragraph 2 of Article 62 under Decree-Law no.58/90/M dated 19th September, the acquirer or assignee of pharmacy operating rights shall apply to the Health Bureau for registration within 30 days after the act of acquisition or assignment. The applicant should complete and submit the FA-4 Application Form for Registration of ‘Pharmacy’ Ownership Transfer with a copy of the relevant deed or licence for annotation purposes.
  4.  The completed application form, together with the documents required, shall be submitted directly or delivered by double-registered mail to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Department under the Health Bureau;
  5.  In the case of pharmacy ownership transfer resulting from death, the application shall be carried out by the heir(s) by submitting the proof of legitimate inheritance.

Location of Application and Service Hours

Location of application:Pharmaceutical Affairs Department, Health Bureau

Address: Avenida Sidónio Pais, n.º 51, Edif. “China Plaza”, 1.º andar, Macau (Receipt and Dispatch Unit)

Service hours:

Mondays to Thursdays: 09:00-13:00; 14:30-17:45

Fridays: 09:00-13:00; 14:30-17:30

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays


Fees

Not required.


Application Processing Time

The Health Bureau will finish the review and approval process within 15 days upon receipt of all the documents required.


Remarks/Notes for Application

According to Articles 58 to 61 of Decree-Law no. 58/90/M dated 19th September, the subject to obtain pharmacy ownership transfer shall meet the following requirements:

  1.  Residing or being based in Macao, and be constituted in accordance with law if the applicant is a legal person;
  2.  Not engaging in any activity that involves provision of medical services, particularly doctors or related professions;
  3.  Possessing the appropriate civil qualification for engaging in pharmaceutical activities;
  4.  Ensuring technical guidance for the pharmacy in accordance with law;
  5.  Ensuring the personnel that will work in the pharmacy possesses the qualifications that are required by law for performing related duties;
  6.  Ensuring the facilities and equipment of the pharmacy fulfil the appropriate conditions stipulated in the law and other legislation on safety, sanitation and hygiene of commercial premises.

Application Status Enquiry and Result Collection

Application status enquiry:Not available online

Means of result collection:In person


Content provider: Health Bureau (SS)

Last modified: 2018-05-11 18:19

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